We are excited to announce that the M3 Conference video and audio files have been released! An email was sent to all conference attendees with a link to the files. We will also be releasing one each Monday, starting with this inspiring session led by Dr. Anne Alaniz entitled “What’s in Your Hands? A Journey Out of the Village.” Anne Alaniz, DO, is the Co-Founder of Pothawira (Safe Haven) in Malawi and a Gynecologic Oncologist at Houston Methodist.
In this plenary session from the 2019 conference, Dr. Alaniz shares how a 17 year old girl from a small village in Malawi, Africa with no name, no money and no roots becomes a gynecologic oncologist in the United States of America. And beyond that accomplishment, she becomes co-founder of an organization in her home village that now cares for orphans, widows and the sick. Follow the journey of God’s grace and provision for His call of obedience to a village girl who thought her hands were empty, but God knew she had everything He needed to accomplish what seemed impossible.
The next M3 Conference is set for February 21-22, 2020, in Houston, Texas. Register by July 31st and save 25% with code: M32020SPECIAL
“Just say yes” doesn’t mean you have to be a missionary “in” Africa. M3 friend, Linda Moore, said “yes” and utilized her relational gift of networking to connect Texas, Alaska and Africa.
Linda and her husband, Randy, have been leading mission teams from Texas to Alaska for several years, and in that time, have enjoyed getting to know MCA Church, Alaska Medical Missions and their respective teams. Linda and Randy have played an integral role in preparing to bring the first Champions Club for special needs children to Alaska, which will be housed at MCA Church. Two years ago, they had the pleasure of meeting M3 Conference speaker Dr. Anne Alaniz, who is also the Co-Founder of Pothawira (Safe Haven) in Malawi, Africa. Then, leading up to this past M3 Conference, they made a connection with Judah 1.
In God’s perfect plan, four of these organizations – Alaska Medical Missions, Champions Club, Pothawira and Judah 1 – were exhibitors at the 2019 M3 Conference, and that’s when the pieces started falling into place. With her special insight, Linda went to work introducing and connecting these organizations, and on June 23rd in Anchorage, Alaska, this beautiful collaboration came full circle. Judah 1 took the needed equipment and supplies for the Champions Club from Texas to Alaska, and then successfully loaded up 25 ICU baby cribs onto Judah 1’s aircraft, which were supplied by Alaska Medical Missions, to be taken to Malawi, Africa, where they will be utilized at the Pothawira (Safe Haven) clinic.
As Linda says, “No human can possibly take credit for the blessing that took place.”
This is why we at M3 do what we do. Testimonies like this motivate and reaffirm our vision to help people connect with others, be inspired, and find their mission. To be a part of this amazing global healthcare experience, click here to register for the 2020 M3 Conference to be held on February 21-22 in Houston, Texas. Register by July 31st and save 25% with code: M32020SPECIAL
As Dr. Paul Osteen serves the beautiful people of Zambia at Mukinge Mission Hospital, he is also able to help teach in-country doctors through the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) surgical residency program. In this picture, Dr. Paul is working with Dr. Kimutai, a 4th year resident from PAACS on his rural hospital rotation at Mukinge.
PAACS is working toward increasing and retaining African surgeons working in rural hospitals. Click here to learn about the progress of their work recently published in the World Journal of Surgery or visit their website at www.paacs.net.
To learn about the work of Mukinge Mission Hospital, click here.
May 11th is World Fair Trade Day! It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development, especially the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality in workplaces and responsible production practices. It lands on the second Saturday every year in May.
When you shop Fair Trade, you shop with a purpose. We at M3 love our Fair Trade partners at WC Trading Company and HUGG Mission Market. WC Trading Company is open seven days a week in The Woodlands, Texas, and you can click here for their store hours and info. You can shop HUGG Mission Market any time online, and you can click here to learn their story and start shopping now!